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Turkey Gnocchi Soup

While trying to find a creative use for leftover turkey, we decided to add gnocchi instead of noodles. My 8-year-old daughter always asks for more. If you don't have leftover turkey, a rotisserie chicken works just as well. —Amy Babines, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (2 quarts)


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 medium carrots, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 6 cups water
  • 3 teaspoons reduced-sodium chicken base
  • 3/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 package (16 ounces) potato gnocchi
  • 2 cups cubed cooked turkey breast
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a Dutch oven, heat butter over medium heat. Add carrots; cook and stir 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • Stir in water, chicken base and Italian seasoning; bring to a boil. Add gnocchi. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 3-4 minutes or until gnocchi float. Stir in turkey, peas and pepper; heat through. Top servings with cheese.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled soup in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups soup with 4 teaspoons cheese: 307 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 55mg cholesterol, 782mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Lori
    Sep 9, 2020

    I've made this several times and will make again. This is one of those recipes that is WONDERFUL and tastes like you spent a long time making it. Here's how I make it easy and fast. I use shredded carrots from a 10 oz bag in the produce section. I don't saute it, just throw it in - it cooks fast. If the supermarket deli has containers of shredded chicken, I'll pick up some; if not, I cook up some chicken breasts and use that. I've substituted a tsp of garlic powder for the garlic when I didn't have any cloves (add with the Italian seasoning). Everything else stays the same. Thanks for this delicious soup recipe!

  • patty2222
    Jan 3, 2018

    Excellent!! Will be making this on a regular basis.... followed the recipe exactly except added a chopped onion with the carrots. Everyone loved it... thanks for sharing!!

  • JMartinelli13
    Feb 4, 2017

    I'm giving this 5 stars because my son asked for a second bowl, that rarely happens. I substituted 6 cups broth for the water/chicken base. Instead of the gnocchi, you could also use tortellini.

  • shelli1542
    Jan 26, 2017

    Everyone really enjoyed this soup and it was super easy. I would give 4.5 stars if I could but didn't quite make it to the "best thing I ever ate" status to give 5 stars. Definitely will make again.

  • fascinator
    Dec 20, 2015

    Very good. Make again.

  • wjjmaj
    Nov 29, 2015

    I decided to use chicken broth instead of water and chicken base. I also used frozen mix of peas, corn, carrots, and green beans. Probably won't make it again. It was just average.

  • mprowse
    Dec 3, 2013

    Wonderful idea! Loved it. Tried this with both turkey and rotisserie chicken, both great. I slightly decreased the garlic and added a few extra veggies (celery and fresh spinach). I am adding it to my regular winter recipe menu.